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CM Punk, the longest reigning WWE champion in the modern era is happily retired from in-ring competition from the squared circle. Ever since leaving the WWE, he chose to hang up the boots and never ever show up in the pro-wrestling business. He might be the one who is most loved in the WWE Universe but have no intentions to make a comeback despite the fans chanting his name on a regular basis.
Recently, the owner of the 5-Star wrestling, Daniel Hinkle revealed that he has offered a $1 million contract to CM Punk for getting back into the squared circle. The interview was given to The Sun where he revealed that the former Straight Edge Superstar was advised to compete in an upcoming tournament that will take place in the United Kingdom.
The tournament will feature 128 superstars across the globe to crown a new champion in the promotion. The series will take place in Liverpool, England from June 10th, 2017 onwards. These are the owner’s words from the interview:
“We want to offer CM Punk $1 million dollars (£770,000) to come and join the 5 Star Wrestling tour starting June 10th. It’s a genuine offer. We’d love to hear back from the man himself. We want to do this with him.”
Daniel also revealed that they are trying to grab CM Punk for their promotion ever since 2015. He is well aware of Punk’s bitterness towards the Pro-wrestling industry. But, the amount being offered this time might force him to come out of the retirement.
“We are hugely ambitious. When we ask the fans who they want to see, CM Punk’s name is on everybody’s wish list and we’re willing to spend big to make it happen. I know he is seemingly focused on MMA at the moment and this wouldn’t have to end that, but wrestling is in his blood and $1 million has to be worth thinking about.”
Punk tried his luck at the MMA industry by appearing in a fight at the UFC promotion but he was handed a devastating loss in just 2 minutes and 15 seconds by Mickey Gall in 2014. Since then he never appeared in the Octagon, as well.
The man who has the record 434-day WWE title reign under his name is currently filming a show on MTV. Previously, he hinted that he would never come out of retirement, ever again. However, the amount of money being offered and the tournament promoted as the biggest one in the pro-wrestling, he might rethink his decision.